Friday, September 19, 2008

Stock up on snuggles

I went to Back-to-School Night at Jo's school yesterday and completely ignored the principal's friendly speech as well as just about everything else that went on. Why? Because the sweetest little budgie baby was in her mother's lap just inches away from me. Who wants to listen to some gray-haired man talking about parking lot policies when there is an adorable, barefooted, cooing infant in the room?

I mean, come on. There is a reason why actors don't want to work with kids or dogs. This little girl had the entire crowd in the palms of her bitty pattycake hands.

There is so much to love about a new baby: those impossibly tiny toes, that fuzzy head, those adorable oohs and aahs. When my children were tiny, I think I loved their snuggliness the most--the way they burrowed into my neck; the way their heads fit right under my chin; the way their bottoms rested just so in the crook of my arm.

Kristen and Rebecca, wishing you lots of sweet snuggles with your new little girls!

6 comments:

GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

Thank you, Mayberry! So excited for the fuzzy-headed snuggles... Yay!

Alex Elliot said...

I miss those days too. Instead I had a child with syrupy hands trying to climb over me at dinner this evening. I should clarify that this child is five and we were at a restaurant!

Kate said...

Infants are definitely irresistable. I love the way they smell. So fresh and new.

Motherhood Uncensored said...

I'm lucky to have a couple of cuddlers (even still) but there's nothing like holding a newborn in the crook of your elbow.

Thanks Mayberry xo

Lady M said...

Little tiny hands, nom, nom, nom.

Julie Pippert said...

I KWYM. last night, we had dinner with a curvy=headed, tufty-haired, pudgy-thighed baby. I mean, with a large group of people, two of whom were the parents of a little round girl who was so precious.

Much joy to parents with new babies.